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PBS
Dec 3, 2012 6:30pm PST
leaders have often been at loggerheads over the fighting in syria. russia is one of damascus' key allies and turkey is one of its most vocal critics. >> just before the talk, shells landed in a syrian border town. in germany, chancellor angela merkel's christian democrats have begun meeting in hanover for a party conference looking ahead to next year's elections. >> merkel's party has been grappling with consensus -- contentious issues, including whether to give same-sex part ners the same privileges which married couples enjoy. and to reelect chancellor kohl as the next party chairman -- chancellor merkel as the party chair. what is in store for this congress? >> something like a coronation. angela merkel is expected to be announced as the candidate, with the -- with something like you expect to see in the chinese congress. she is expected to receive 90% backing or more. she remains germany's most popular politician. there are no rivals insight within the party. she is the undisputed leader of the cdu. you might even say she is the cdu's main message that begins -- and at the meeting th
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 6:30pm PST
. >> rebels on the advanced again. syria's capital shaken by blasts. a senior russian minister admits the assad regime is losing control. >> why one of the world's most famous museums is branching out. >> europe says one watchdog is enough to keep its biggest banks from ever collapsing and threatening the euro again. >> the european union leaders held an agreement that would tend banking supervision away from national governments and park -- would take banking supervision away from national governments. >> if the bank -- does need a bailout, all of europe will help foot the bill. >> the deal came after a prolonged deadlock over the details of the proposal. the german chancellor was full of praise for the outcome. but it's a good sign that the finance ministers agreed on a banking supervisor. it is a big step towards greater confidence and trust in the eurozone. >> countries like france and italy have pat -- have pushed for a speedy resolution. banking supervision paves the way for a direct supervision -- direct injection into ailing banks. >> it is no longer the sole responsibility of
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 6:30pm PST
kidnappers in syria, but many journalists have not been so lucky. >> the civil war in syria has made it the world's most dangerous place for journalists. at least 17 reporters and 44 blockers were killed there in 2012. the japanese journalist was one of them, killed in april during a clash between government troops and protesters. -- 17 reporters and 44 bloggers. both the assad regime and the opposition have silence -- have used violence to silence reporters. total of 88 journalists were killed worldwide this year, 1/3 more than last year. the most dangerous countries were syria, followed by somalia, pakistan, mexico, and brazil. in mexico, the drug wars between the cartels and the state continue to escalate, and journalists are often caught up in the crossfire. six reporters were killed for attempting to report on the drug trade, corruption, or human rights violations. >> egyptians go to the polls on saturday in a second round of voting on a draft constitution. opposition parties have been protesting against president morsi and his muslim brotherhood. democratic say it promotes an i
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
the delegates met in morocco, the so-called friends of syria from the u.s., european union, and various arab countries. more than 50 opposition groups formed the coalition last month. the friends of syria say the organization is now the lawful government. they say president bashar assad should step down. delegates did not state whether they would provide weapons to the coalition. some are concerned that those weapons could fall into the hands of radicals. a spokesperson said that they believe their allies will help arm them if the situation changes. the leaders of russia and china continue to support the assad government. delegates from those countries did not attend the meeting. >>> 20 years after the u.s. closed its last military base in the philippines, u.s. troops are about to return in force. top officials from the two countries have agreed to expand the u.s. military presence in the south china sea. the goal is to serve as a counterbalance to any potential chinese ambitions in the region. u.s. assistant secretaries of state kirk campbell took part in talks with philippine officials on
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
diplomatic support for their allies in syria throughout that country's civil war, but a senior russian official says syrian president assad may be losing control. the deputy foreign minister said russians must accept the fact that government forces are losing territory. he said he could not rule out the possibility that opposition fighters bhimight win the sif w. they've been calling for more talks, but u.s. president barack obama says they recognize the opposition coalition as the only legitimate representative of the people. the head of nato thinks president assad has his back to the wall. he said the government's collapse is only a question of time. >> i think the regime in damascus is approaching collapse. >> he urged syrian leaders to stop the violence, understand the situation they're in and initiate a process that would lead to realizing the legitimate aspirations of the syrian people. nato officials say they won't intervene militarily. they said it could destabilize the region. instead they will increase pressure by deploying interceptor missiles along the turkey border. aid wo
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm PST
is a side issue. conflict in the middle east and the civil war in syria take up the headlines. he wants to change that. >> if we take down a dictatorship to establish a democracy and i do not have a plan to live on, what shall i do with democracy? -- have a planet to live on, what shall i do with democracy? >> negotiations remained deadlocked. it is hoped that a new climate treaty will come into force in 2020. no one can yet said what that will look like, but protesters are refusing to grin and bear it. >> earlier, we spoke to our correspondent. we asked whether there had been any progress at the conference. >> there is very little progress in terms of a new climate treaty, one that will bind all nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. there is little progress in terms of credit financing -- climate financing. there were 2.2 billion euros pledged to help with mitigation in poorer countries. today, we heard that germany followed suit and has pledged some 3.6 billion euros. for the poor countries, that is at least partly a success. bennett is europe still taking the lead and had ot
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
taken in. the conflict in syria, afghanistan, and iraq have led to a spike in their numbers. >> amnesty says that even if budgets are tight, europe needs to do more. >> fugitives from north africa headed for europe. the eu cozy for the agencyhas discovered the boat, but it does not mean they will provide assistance. many vessels are forced to turn around, and many could die. amnesty international criticizes the actions. >> they need to respect human rights more. time and again, people die because they are trying to reach a europe with boats that are not seaworthy. there is no cooperation between the states, but this would also be a task force context, but human rights violations are also taking place within the european union. despite anti-discrimination laws, they have little access to education or public services in several european countries. >> we need more than just words from the e you. brussels can launch proceedings over treaty violations and holds member states to account this way and other areas, but so far, not over discrimination a menorahs. >> amnesty international neverthe
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